Starting from the Organ Pipes car park off Yardea Road, Gawler Ranges National Park, this walk takes you to the Organ Pipes and back via the Organ Pipes Walk. Known for its spectacular rock formations, Gawler Ranges National Park is home to the magnificent Organ Pipes, formed over 1.5 billion years ago as a result of volcanic eruptions, and is rich in Aboriginal and pastoral heritage. The park's weathered landscape, characterised by jutting rhyolite pillars and large granite domes, is teeming with wildlife and protects several rare and endangered plant and animal species, including crimson mallee and the yellow-footed rock-wallaby. This short walk meanders through open eucalypt woodland to the Organ Pipes, a stunning natural amphitheatre surrounded by an ancient rhyolite outcrop. The walk begins near the Yandinga and Scrubby Peak campgrounds, which are suitable for tents, caravans, camper vans and camper trailers and have toilets and fire pits. This walk consists of narrow, gently undulating walking trails, with uneven natural surfaces and rocky sections, suitable for average fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.